A Construct for Effectively Implementing Semantic Associations

By: Charles A. Suscheck, Bo Sandén


Associations are a key concept in object-oriented modeling. Implementing purely semantic associations with direct containment can lead to reduced cohesion and increased coupling as well as difficulties with referential integrity. Implementing semantic associations using the constructs shown in this paper will lead to domain objects that are more flexible and reusable.

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Charles A. Suscheck, Bo Sandén, “A Construct for Effectively Implementing Semantic Associations”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 2, no. 3 (May 2003), pp. 101-111, doi:10.5381/jot.2003.2.3.a1.

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